TTC: 3 steps to harness anxious thoughts

By | May 9th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Fear, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: How do you harness anxious thoughts? When you think about your fertility journey, what percentage of the time are you anxious? 50%? More? Many of us live with chronic anxiety as we ttc and it shows up in many different ways. For example: You find it hard to concentrate.You argue more with your family, particularly [...]

TTC: 3 ways to heal guilt and shame

By | February 17th, 2019|Categories: Anger, Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, stress relief yoga, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: How many times have you felt guilty as you ttc? Guilt is such a corrosive emotion that I felt many times during my fertility journey. I read this on my insta feed today which I could totally relate to, perhaps you can too: 'Today I feel that I'm drowning in guilt. Guilt that I want [...]

5 ways to sleep better as you TTC

By | February 6th, 2019|Categories: calm breathing technique, Fertility yoga, Kindness, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: I'm not really into new year resolutions. Instead, I like to think of one word that I would like to try and incorporate more into my life the following year. Then when I'm up against it, or stressed, or thinking about taking on more, I can come back to my word and ask, 'does this [...]

TTC: A new phrase to help when you’re being self-critical

By | January 31st, 2019|Categories: IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: Have a think back...when your doctor calls you with a negative result, when your beta numbers are falling, when you're waiting for your next period to begin and it's just not coming, when you feel everything is getting closer and then your TTC goalposts move and everything feels so damn far away - what do [...]

TTC: Why the end of the year sucks when you’re TTC (and ways to help)

By | December 3rd, 2018|Categories: 2ww, Anger, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: When you're trying to have a baby, the end of the year can bring up strong emotions (if it’s combined with a birthday, times that by ten). It’s easy to feel that you haven’t moved forward AT ALL despite all you've been through, especially when your social media feed is full of new pregnancies and [...]

TTC: Awakening your inner child

By | November 19th, 2018|Categories: Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , |

TTC: This photo is of me around 4 or 5 years old. Goggles on head, cape towel around my shoulders. Robin to my brothers Batman. I love this photo. It reminds me who I really am, before life got in the way. When I start to give myself a hard time I look at her little [...]

TTC: If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would you be?

By | November 18th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, Positivity, Reframing thoughts, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: ‘Scuse the expletive, but I love this photo. If you were to unfuck yourself, what age would that be? When was it you felt balanced, calm and strong? When did you feel you could take on the world and do ANYTHING and be anyone? Think back to who you were then. Can you remember how [...]

TTC: 5 ways to get your relationship back on track

By | October 18th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: If you are feeling frustrated with your partner as you ttc, how do you get your relationship back on track? Let's talk a little about our love relationships with partners or husbands. Our fertility issues are not only consuming but also test the strongest of relationships. Sometimes, if we're lucky, we find that adversity brings [...]

TTC: Don’t tell me to be grateful, I don’t want to hear it

By | October 16th, 2018|Categories: Gratitude, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , , |

TTC: When you're struggling to conceive, being grateful is not a natural first step. I clearly remember thinking, "Don't tell me to be grateful for my life if it's without a child." I didn't want to hear it. But if I could have shifted my perspective slightly and asked myself instead, "What do I have in my life [...]

TTC: Why Anger Isn’t Bad – Learning How To Work With It

By | September 24th, 2018|Categories: Anger, Fear, Fertility yoga, Forgiveness, Frustration, IVF stress relief, Kindness, positive thinking for fertility, ttc, yoga for fertility|Tags: , , , , , , |

TTC: I was chatting to my best friend today and she told me, 'I feel so angry all the time. I've been a complete bitch to everyone who cares about me, but I can't seem to snap out of it.' Anger is such a destructive emotion, but at the same time when it's in full flight [...]